Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders

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Springer Publishing Company, Apr 19, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 132 pages
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This manual is a 14-session workshop designed to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren alone. Group leaders can revise and expand upon the themes presented here to fit the needs of their particular work groups. Some of the main issues that are explored are: useful tips for grandparents on how to communicate effectively with their grandchildren on all topics ranging from drugs and sex, to sexually transmitted diseases; helping them learn how to deal with loss and abandonment issues; helping them develop and maintain self-esteem; dealing with special behavior problems; and appropriate ways of instilling and maintaining rules in the home.

Designed to complement To Grandmother's House We Go and Stay, it is very reader-friendly and easy to understand, and can be read by anyone who has assumed a parenting role of any sort and is interested in raising a happy and healthy child.

 

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Contents

Understanding Empowerment
9
Helping Children Build SelfEsteem
17
Communicating with Children
25
Dealing with Behavior Problems
35
Talking with Your Grandchild about Sex and HIV
45
Talking with Your Grandchild about Drugs
53
Dealing with Loss
63
Dealing with a Child9s Grief and Loss
71
Legal and Entitlement Issues
93
Developing Advocacy Skills
101
Getting Your Message Across
111
What Did We Learn?
119
References and Resources
121
National Organizations
123
Index
127
Copyright

Navigating the Service System
83

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